I am currently preparing material for my potential bachelor thesis in communication design. I'm looking for info on open source usage or workflow in the design industry (but basically everything none-Adobe). I know of David Revoy's book project and would love to hear about more experiences. If you have any yourself or any material at hand (blogs, videos, papers, etc.) I'd be happy if you could send it my way. 😊 ❤️
@hazelnot @Lyrilith I'm a UX designer as well and I am using inkscape. I currently don't do interactive mockups but I have a few workflows in mind which I intend to try. I have also used sketch and I really can't find anything I can't do with inkscape, plus the cloning functionality of inkscaoe lets me reuse components so changes are not too tedious.
What's really missing is an animation software to specify animated components.
Take a look at pencil as well. It is a bit outdated but makes for a very quick workflow if you don't need many custom components.
@Lyrilith I'm not sure if my limited experience is of interest...
I am an amateur graphic designer (amongst other things) doing a small amount of work professionally like a double tri-fold brochure for a holiday cottage company, promotional video, as well as other designs and have just started contributing to the Arcticons icon pack.
I only use F.O.S.S. including Inkscape, G.I.M.P. Scribus, Kdenlive etc in Linux.
Feel free to ask questions if you think I can help.
@dnegreira Thank you! My focus will probably be more in the area of print, but I'll look into it. :) Right now all input is good. 👍
@Lyrilith Hi! The presentation “Teaching Design Foundations with FLOSS” by @praxeology might be interesting for you.
@wendy @xuv @smag @praxeology @Lyrilith I have posted this small list of studio working exclusively with floss.
https://twitter.com/prepostprint/status/1321761566069501954 This is to be complete and confirmed.
Also @julienbidoret made this arena block https://www.are.na/julien-bidoret/libre-studios-designers
There is also 100rabits ( @Rek and @neauoire ) it is closer to an artistic practice but they build singular creative tools. The problem with this is what defines exacly the “design industry”
@neauoire @raphael @xuv @smag @praxeology @Lyrilith @julienbidoret @Rek
I think we can safely state that most collectives/designers mentioned here get design work from the socio-cultural sector. From the 'progressive' corner, people who are interested in the process and the tools.
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@wendy @raphael @xuv @smag @praxeology @Lyrilith @julienbidoret @Rek One might choose to use FOSS tools, to design commodities to be traded and sold in the design market, or cater to the design sector as a whole. I think that is the perspective the OP is looking for. We don't have any insights on that aspect.
@Lyrilith If I recall, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEQXp_fcqwPcqrzNtWJ1w9w has basically done his entire graphic design career of the back of Inkscape and Gimp
@Lyrilith LibreLounge had a nice interview with Máirín Duffy of Red Hat
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